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Re: Strattera causing fatigue/depression

Posted by WAKI on August 1, 2004, at 23:40:56

In reply to Re: Strattera and Ritalin or Strattera only, posted by Siraris on January 15, 2004, at 11:57:46

I forgot if I told all of you, but I will mention again because this was a major "find" for me.

I was slipping into depression (the fatigue type) every 4 days when I started Strattera.

My P-doc had me chart my naps, amount of times I wake up at night and duration, and total hours of sleep.

He figured out my sleep was so disturbed that it caught up with me every 4 days. I would then nap for a few days, be re energized for about 4 days then fatigue cycle again.

Right now I am on ambien to sleep at night and I do not cycle any more.

I hope this info will help somebody out. My p-doc said some P-docs specialize in sleep alone. He said sleep science is a field that can really complicate or help ones life.

I used to be fairly proud that I can function on little sleep.

I am now a avid believer in sleep is essential to a productive day.

 

Re: Would like info on strattera??????

Posted by WAKI on August 1, 2004, at 23:46:19

In reply to Re: Would like info on strattera??????, posted by blondegirl47 on July 16, 2004, at 17:02:58

Blondechix,

I wish I could hyper focus. Whats it like? I'm 43 yo trying to score high on LSAT to get into law school. This adhd crap is really holding me back.

Are any of you dis organized, hoard things, start things and don't finish them? If your are tell me how it effects / impacts your life?

 

Does ADHD cause relationship problems?

Posted by WAKI on August 2, 2004, at 0:10:43

In reply to Re: Would like info on strattera??????, posted by WAKI on August 1, 2004, at 23:46:19

I have come to the conclusion that I was not settleing like a man should with a potential wife. I was a non commital person, kept the relationship at some what a distance away.

I have some quirks that could be irritating to a woman. I take long showers, like a cool house, disorganized and worked allot before this 1 year sabbatical I am taking. If I don't push myself I easily blow a day watch baseball ar golf on the idiot box. Sex wise a pop a Viagra and can rock her house all night. Assume several naps in 9 hours but also assume several love sessions (good long ones that wear her out)

If I my V-juice we can go to bed at 6:00 Pm on a Friday stay in bed for 3 days straight rocking her house. We only come up for air, water and food. But you have to admit 72 hours sexing on the V-juice makes any man a tarzan studd muffin?

You guys doing th V-Juice will be the talk of the womens night out. All the women in town will smile at your family jewels. The only time I go on Injured reserve status is when my unit gets so raw from the constant tight friction. At that point it's pure terror to work the unit for a good week.

I find if you use KY and some vasaline your unit wiil withstand much more sueface contact.

You can buy a case of KY off the net on a old folks medical web site. Very cheap price and will last you for ever. The KY gives you pure velocity at high speed intervle cycles. This is great when she is on top of the man while he is on back. She can effeciently squat up and down with no friction.

The vasciline is for hardcore pumping. It creates a vacuum tight seal. When your unit slips out you will hear a vacuum break and a pussy fart.

Sex is beautiful! Sex should be thr form of curency.

Imagine going to the gas station and gass is 4 dollars. Instead the customer services the attendant. The attendent will then service her boss, the boss does the VP. The VP does the Prez. The prezz does the secretary, the plant operators do the prezz wife, the janitor does the VP wife.

then they have one major orgy and live on love.

Do sound like any of you?

 

Re: let's stick to medication here, thanks (nm) WAKI

Posted by Dr. Bob on August 2, 2004, at 17:54:22

In reply to Does ADHD cause relationship problems?, posted by WAKI on August 2, 2004, at 0:10:43

 

Vrelationship problems?

Posted by Sebastian on August 2, 2004, at 19:23:26

In reply to Does ADHD cause relationship problems?, posted by WAKI on August 2, 2004, at 0:10:43

Sounds like me before mental illness. Does the viagra counter sexual difficulties from psyco-tropic meds.

 

Wohlverstanden Fuehrer Koenig Kommandant DR BOB

Posted by WAKI on August 3, 2004, at 2:31:28

In reply to Re: let's stick to medication here, thanks (nm) WAKI, posted by Dr. Bob on August 2, 2004, at 17:54:22

Wohlverstanden Fuehrer Koenig Kommandant DR BOB

 

Re: thanks (nm) WAKI

Posted by Dr. Bob on August 3, 2004, at 18:04:59

In reply to Wohlverstanden Fuehrer Koenig Kommandant DR BOB, posted by WAKI on August 3, 2004, at 2:31:28

 

Re: I like Strattera

Posted by Dara on August 18, 2004, at 22:03:28

In reply to Re: I like Strattera, posted by Torque on July 11, 2004, at 22:04:15

I am a recovering drug addict who began using Welbutrin XL about 3 years ago... That has worked ok, and I have been able to take care of my kids and recieve an A.A. while on it. I kept hearing about Straterra, and my Dr. agreed to try me on it. I've been on about 3 weeks now, and I went from 18ml, to 25ml, to 40ml. I am wondering why everyone else seems to be taking 80ml? I felt real tired for about 3 days on the 18ml, but thats it. I really want this stuff to work for me, because I have alot of responsibilities, and I don't ever want to self medicate again! W/out any medication, I am like a crazy person spinning out of control... Since I have begun to try prescribed meds., I am not nearly as bad! Just still confused and forgetful. I still interrupt people alot, and my mind moves from subject to subject still too fast.(according to how other people seem to be!) Any input would be soo great!

 

Re: I like Strattera

Posted by Rio on September 13, 2004, at 13:50:09

In reply to Re: I like Strattera, posted by Dara on August 18, 2004, at 22:03:28

My son starts strattera in the morning. I am so scared for him. He has enough problems without the possibility of getting any one of the side effects mentioned by you in here. I am so tired and at the end of my rope now. I am a single mum and so take the brunt on a daily basis. I swear, I will need prozac after all this. I've given up crying myself to sleep. My son needs help, to focus, concentrate, to be able to remain in school for at least ONE whole day!...... even to speak in a quiet voice. Man, that kid is so LOUD! I often say I just wish I could remove his battery, just for ten mins! If this drug makes him worse, then I don't know what I am going to do. Yet, the recent events of Russia put the whole thing into perspective. My eyes have welled up just typing this. Like I said..... I'm just tired. Thank you for listening.

 

Re: I like Strattera

Posted by Rio on September 14, 2004, at 8:49:06

In reply to Re: I like Strattera, posted by Rio on September 13, 2004, at 13:50:09

Well, what a bad day. My son started the drugs this morning, after getting up at 4am !!!!!! Managed a morning in school, then got himself excluded in the afternoon for lashing out at his teacher. He is also excluded from school tomorrow, pending a meeting to see if he will ever be allowed back. I've cried for England this afternoon. Wish this so called wonder drug could work immediately. Bet he's gonna be one of those who takes 4 weeks before we see a difference. Huh, who am I kidding? Maybe we wont see a difference at all ! I was already at the end of my rope. Now I'm just hanging on by a thread. Lets see what tomorrow brings.

 

Re: I like Strattera Rio

Posted by mot on September 15, 2004, at 11:18:27

In reply to Re: I like Strattera, posted by Rio on September 14, 2004, at 8:49:06

> Well, what a bad day. My son started the drugs this morning, after getting up at 4am !!!!!! Managed a morning in school, then got himself excluded in the afternoon for lashing out at his teacher. He is also excluded from school tomorrow, pending a meeting to see if he will ever be allowed back. I've cried for England this afternoon. Wish this so called wonder drug could work immediately. Bet he's gonna be one of those who takes 4 weeks before we see a difference. Huh, who am I kidding? Maybe we wont see a difference at all ! I was already at the end of my rope. Now I'm just hanging on by a thread. Lets see what tomorrow brings.

Hello,
I am so sorry for you and your son. I had ADHD as a child and didn't have it diagnosed until I was
50. I have been taking Strattera for over a year now. It changed my life immediately. With in one week after starting the medication I was able to think and act like "normal" people. This can't be easy for you. How old is your son? It sounds alot like my behavior when I was a child. Has he been diagnosed with ADHD or with something else? Every one reacts differently to the Strattera. I'll be praying for you.


 

Re: I like Strattera

Posted by jamieileana on November 27, 2004, at 13:10:50

In reply to Re: I like Strattera Rio, posted by mot on September 15, 2004, at 11:18:27

can you tell me what dose you started on to notice improvement in only one week?
i am only on 10 mgs, day three now, and i feel spacey and just plain ole weird and i have agoraphobia to boot and am afraid even MORE so with the way that i am feeling to go outside yet i am going stir crazy in the house!

 

Re: Strattera half life

Posted by peradd on December 31, 2004, at 14:44:51

In reply to Re: Strattera half life, posted by Hattree on March 10, 2003, at 10:45:02

> Anybody know how long strattera sticks around in the body?

It has a halflife of 3-4 days so it will stay in yr body 4 long- Steady state is like 15 days,which is normal with most drugs, counting 5 times halflife.

 

Re: Strattera half life, correction....

Posted by peradd on January 2, 2005, at 11:25:29

In reply to Re: Strattera half life, posted by peradd on December 31, 2004, at 14:44:51

I had Abilify in my mind when wrote this,sorry.. which indeed has a very long 3-4 days halflife. Strattera is more like 4 hours, BUT if taken with e.g. paroxetine, halflife is 10-12 hours, so really, its very important to adjust dosage depending on what oher med u r taking and their
metabolism.

 

Strattera and weight loss?

Posted by molly green on June 16, 2005, at 18:02:49

In reply to Re: Straterra Updates?-I am on 60mg tia, posted by zenclear on January 28, 2003, at 19:15:43

I just began taking Strattera. The only thing I have noticed so far is loss of appetite, insomnia, and stomach cramps. Has anyone had simliar problems? What about weight loss?

 

Re: Strattera or Remeron - eye lid twitching?

Posted by molly green on July 4, 2005, at 14:55:23

In reply to Re: Strattera or Remeron - eye lid twitching?, posted by sadmom on November 13, 2003, at 8:32:40

I started strattera about 2 weeks ago and my eye recently started twitching too.

 

Re: Strange Strattera side-effects

Posted by KSuzanne on July 8, 2005, at 10:42:39

In reply to Re: Strange Strattera side-effects, posted by squids on December 11, 2003, at 14:19:55

I have been on Zoloft for 6 years and it has helped me balance out mood swings. However, it has done nothing to help my newly diagnosed Adult ADD. I have been placed on a trial run of Strattera. Has anyone else experienced odd side effects or problems iwth this combination? I also have been experiencing goose bumps and mild anxiety attacks...I am thinking about trying Ridilin or Adderoll. Any comments/suggestions?

 

Re: Strange Strattera side-effects

Posted by Dobson on July 11, 2005, at 2:48:39

In reply to Re: Strange Strattera side-effects, posted by squids on December 11, 2003, at 14:19:55

I have been on one of these classes of meds. or a combination of them for as long as I can remember. I am currently taking 80 mg of Strattera and I must say it helps, but its effectiveness is dramatically increased with a very small dose of Adderal such as 5 mg in the morning and 5 mg after lunch. Without abusing these meds try them in different combos. Everyone is different thus meaning that my advice and even your DR.'s may be incorrect. Pay special attention to the way the meds make you feel and you will learn wonders about what works for you.

 

Re: Strattera side - effects

Posted by mot on July 11, 2005, at 8:23:48

In reply to Re: Strattera or Remeron - eye lid twitching?, posted by molly green on July 4, 2005, at 14:55:23

I can't speak on side effects for women but for some men there are some sexual side - effects. I have been taking a combination of Strattera and prozac for two years. Some of the side - effects lasted for me up to a year. Strattera changed my life for the better, I wouldn't give it up for anything.

 

Re: Strattera side - effects

Posted by Declan on July 14, 2005, at 14:32:55

In reply to Re: Strattera side - effects, posted by mot on July 11, 2005, at 8:23:48

You mean prosexual side effects?
Declan

 

Re: Strattera side - effects Declan

Posted by mot on July 14, 2005, at 21:16:16

In reply to Re: Strattera side - effects, posted by Declan on July 14, 2005, at 14:32:55

I understand that, at least for males, sexual side-effects can differ substantially between individuals. In my case for aprox. eight months, I was having two orgasms in the place of one. One was physical with the ejaculation and then a more powerful dry one within a couple of minutes of the first. Also for awhile, while still in front of the toilet, after I urinated I would need to try and go some more after I thought I was done because if I didn't, invariably I would drip in my pants after I had put myself away. Another one I experienced was a leaking of semen into my underwear during the course of the day. However nothing that I couldn't live with.

 

Re: Strattera causing fatigue/depression WAKI

Posted by Petite Lady on January 16, 2006, at 5:10:24

In reply to Re: Strattera causing fatigue/depression, posted by WAKI on August 1, 2004, at 23:40:56

I have had the same problem. Strattera works for the ADD (even with just 40 mg) but it makes me so tired. Can't take a higher dose because I'm petite. So taking the Lexapro to combat the fatigue. Sleeping pills are fine, but way harder to get off of them. Besides if you have kids it's not a good idea to take sleep aids in case something happens in the middle of the night. Yes Strattera does cause depression, I frequently would have crying fits and felt down. MY ADD coach said on the Connors test scored better than those without ADD. Personally the best luck to helping anyone with ADD is this;

Have patience. Combine medicine, relaxation techniques,exercise,proper nutrition, support from a close friend, fresh air, and a computer game to tinker with when frustrated. Better to play a game when nervous then dive into another bowl of junk food.


> I forgot if I told all of you, but I will mention again because this was a major "find" for me.
>
> I was slipping into depression (the fatigue type) every 4 days when I started Strattera.
>
> My P-doc had me chart my naps, amount of times I wake up at night and duration, and total hours of sleep.
>
> He figured out my sleep was so disturbed that it caught up with me every 4 days. I would then nap for a few days, be re energized for about 4 days then fatigue cycle again.
>
> Right now I am on ambien to sleep at night and I do not cycle any more.
>
> I hope this info will help somebody out. My p-doc said some P-docs specialize in sleep alone. He said sleep science is a field that can really complicate or help ones life.
>
> I used to be fairly proud that I can function on little sleep.
>
> I am now a avid believer in sleep is essential to a productive day.
>
>

 

considering strattera

Posted by caper100 on August 8, 2006, at 11:59:58

In reply to Straterra approval., posted by scoper on December 28, 2002, at 2:19:34

Hi, I have been taking 225 mg of Effexor for a while now and It has worked great for depression, unfornately it has not help with aniexty and my attention span. After losing another friend and potential significant other do to these things aI finally decided to do something about it. I am considering speaking to my doctor about strattera but I wanted to know does it effectively take care of aniexty as well as help with the attention span???

 

considering strattera

Posted by caper100 on August 8, 2006, at 12:00:22

In reply to Straterra approval., posted by scoper on December 28, 2002, at 2:19:34

Hi, I have been taking 225 mg of Effexor for a while now and It has worked great for depression, unfornately it has not help with aniexty and my attention span. After losing another friend and potential significant other do to these things aI finally decided to do something about it. I am considering speaking to my doctor about strattera but I wanted to know does it effectively take care of aniexty as well as help with the attention span???

 

Re: Straterra - patience involved

Posted by melpat on September 25, 2006, at 15:00:01

In reply to Re: Straterra - patience involved, posted by jrbecker on January 13, 2003, at 13:29:36

i was just wondering if the decreased urinating has anything to do with the drug and if you have had your liver inzymes checked i'm starting my 6 yr old on strattera and i really worried because the only other thing he has ever been on is adderall and i really didnt like what that did to him it was scary!!! I hate to put him on anything but he is getting into a lot of trouble at school and we want him to get the education he deserves and not be looked over because he is "A PROBLEM"! if anyone can give me some imput on this drug that i should be worried about please do!
Melissa


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